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Post by MaxEntropy_Man on Sun May 21, 2017 7:41 pm

[size=36]gen·u·flect
ˈjenyəˌflekt/
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[*]lower one's body briefly by bending one knee to the ground, typically in worship or as a sign of respect.

"she genuflected and crossed herself"


  • show deference or servility.

    "politicians had to genuflect to the far left to advance their careers"



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Re: Genuflect

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Post by Rashmun on Sun May 21, 2017 7:47 pm

interesting word. an alternative to it, i think, would be to kowtow or perhaps more specifically to do a one kneed kowtow.

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Post by Idéfix on Mon May 22, 2017 11:56 am

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/curtsy

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curtsy
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noun  curt·sy  \ˈkərt-sē\
variants: or less commonly
curtsey


Definition of curtsy
plural
curtsies
also
curtseys


  • :  an act of civility, respect, or reverence made mainly by women and consisting of a slight lowering of the body with bending of the knees



When I google this word, the first link after the dictionary entry is to this page: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-saudi-arabia-trip-curtsey-bow-king-salman-gold-medal-honour-barack-obama-bowing-a7747016.html
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